Barbados is preparing to develop a medical marijuana industry.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, says it's an evolving sector that the island should be a part of.
Mr Weir made the comments at a press conference at the end of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, at the Hilton Barbados.
The Agriculture Minister also wants regional states to embrace opportunities available through the Caricom Single Market and Economy.
Also speaking at the conference was executive director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute, Barton Clarke.
He reiterated the need for greater investment in agricultural research and development.